"The Michigan House of Representatives proposed the elimination of all state funding for the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC)--a state agency that supports service and volunteerism in Michigan--for the 2006 fiscal year. With the state's support, the MCSC leverages more than $6.8 million in federal funds and over 900,000 hours of volunteer service. Now that is all at risk!
Michigan's Governor and State Senate both provided full funding for the MCSC and the House of Representatives cut all $990,000. Now those two positions will be reconciled in a series of conference committee meetings over the course of the summer. These meetings are private and limited in the number of legislators who can be involved. This will require that all legislators understand the stakes for the elimination of the $990,000 in state funding for the MCSC.
If you support service in Michigan and want these human and financial resources to continue in Michigan, please lend your support by signing on to a letter to the Michigan Legislature calling for the restoring of state funding for the Michigan Community Service Commission. See http://www.mnaonline.org/PPupdates/ppupdate109.asp#let
. To sign on, send your name, title and name of your organization to firstname.lastname@example.org and label the subject line "Letter to the Michigan Legislature."
Help support national and community service in Michigan. Support funding for the Michigan Community Serve Commission now!"